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#1 *mylittleprince*

Posted 16 January 2013 - 03:49 PM

Two of the best places I've stayed:

Cathedral Peak, Drakensburg

Umngazi River Bungalows

Stayed a week at each place for our honeymoon. Both unbelievable.

#2 BJBubbles

Posted 16 January 2013 - 03:57 PM

Banyan Tree Resort in the Maldives for a week for our honeymoon.

PARADISE!  Worth every cent!


#3 JRA

Posted 16 January 2013 - 03:59 PM




Scottish Highlands


#4 Feral-as-Meggs

Posted 16 January 2013 - 04:02 PM



Wilson Island




Wilson Island


#5 lamarque

Posted 16 January 2013 - 04:06 PM


Maldives - Paradise Resort

#6 The Old Feral

Posted 16 January 2013 - 04:15 PM

Old farmhouse in Scottish highlands

Beautifully converted barns in a little maritime village in southeast England

Golden Triangle in Thailand

Southern NZ - lucky me got to stay here for work!

#7 momerath

Posted 16 January 2013 - 04:24 PM



Honeymoon... So relaxing! Thinking Wolgan Valley for our 1st anniversary.

#8 Froyo

Posted 16 January 2013 - 04:29 PM

The Ultimate Beachfront Villa at Rumours of Rarotonga:


#9 dimensionk

Posted 16 January 2013 - 04:30 PM

www.melatiresort.com (Koh Samui, Thailand)

Edited by dimensionk, 16 January 2013 - 04:31 PM.

#10 Stellajoy

Posted 16 January 2013 - 04:35 PM

The John Olsen penthouse in Melbourne http://m.artserieshotels.com.au/room/375496

He arrived when we were there and was apparently p*ssed off he had to take a room below the penthouse.

#11 The Old Feral

Posted 16 January 2013 - 04:41 PM

QUOTE (KittyGrom @ 16/01/2013, 05:24 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>


Honeymoon... So relaxing! Thinking Wolgan Valley for our 1st anniversary.

I'm going to Wolgan Valley in a few weeks for our 10th!  (See separate panic attack post on dress code original.gif)  It does look pretty amazing.

#12 ~shannon~

Posted 16 January 2013 - 04:46 PM

Since this is in Family Travel... I recommend Adventure Whitsunday!


Edited by ~shannon~, 16 January 2013 - 11:03 PM.

#13 PrincessPeach

Posted 16 January 2013 - 05:00 PM

Airlie Beach


Views were stunning - especially from our own balcony spa. Only downside to the place was the trek up the hill to get there.

#14 antsy

Posted 22 January 2013 - 06:28 AM

This is one of the best houses we have booked, it was a holiday rental house in bicheno on the east coast of tasmania. Heaps and heaps of toys for the kids, beautiful and clean house, heaps of dvds, great kitchen, and a few minutes walk from a gorgeous beach.


#15 matt1972

Posted 22 January 2013 - 06:52 AM

When we arrived at our accommodation in Nha Trang Vietnam we had to wait over 30 minutes or so for our room to become available and they asked us to sit at the bar and have a drink.
We were shown to our room and then our porter came back 10 minutes later and said she would like to offer us an upgrade. She said that because we had been so understanding and polite regarding the delay getting to our room, a couple were arguing with her, she would like to offer us an upgrade. The upgrade was to an island resort about 20 minutes off the coast. http://www.sixsenses.com/sixsensesninhvanbay/
We had the simplest of rooms on the island. Which was a double storey bungalow with it's own plunge pool, indoor outdoor bathroom with an open air shower, upstairs retreat, etc etc.

#16 Pssst...

Posted 22 January 2013 - 07:00 AM

Not family friendly as it's couples only but best place ever:


#17 ThatsNotMyName

Posted 22 January 2013 - 09:31 AM

matt1972 what a score!!!

We had a similar score when we went to Aitutaki in the Cook Islands. We had booked a beachfront bungalow & when it turned out to be unavailable for maintenence we had been upgraded to an over water bungalow - brilliant! here.

The other absolutely stand out place we've stayed is Earth Lodge in Sabi Sabi private game reserve in Sth Africa. Here. To be able to sit in your carved stone bath or in your private plunge pool & look out over the bushveld spotting animals was breathtaking.

#18 Apageintime

Posted 26 January 2013 - 02:02 PM

Negril, Jamaica. We honeymooned here and it was beautiful!


and we recently stopped here on the way to Europe and LOVED it http://www.jumeirah.com/en/Hotels-and-Reso...ms/Deluxe-Room/

#19 Fabulous

Posted 27 January 2013 - 12:45 AM

New York. I loved this place.

#20 sa5ha

Posted 27 January 2013 - 01:03 AM

Silavadee Pool Spa Resort, Koh Samui, Thailand

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